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***COVID-19 VACCINATION ANNOUNCEMENT 02.12.20***

We are excited to hear the announcement about the licensing of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination. Please bear with us whilst we make the final arrangements for vaccination clinics. The Government will be making recommendations for certain patients to be prioritised for vaccination first. We will be in touch with patients when we are ready to invite them for their vaccination.

SICK NOTES

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If you are self-isolating due to coronavirus and need a sick note, please click here.


***NEW*** Kirklees COVID-19 Community Response Service

See below for details.


FLU VACCINATIONS - new 50-64 year old cohort

If you are aged between 50 and 64years and have no underlying health conditions you are now eligible for a free flu vaccination from 1st December 2020. We have sent text messages to all of our eligible patients to ask if they want the vaccine - please help us to plan our vaccine stock by replying to the message. If you haven't received a text, contact our reception team.


Evening and Weekend Appointments

April 2020 - Please note these appointments are temporarily being offered at Dewsbury Health Centre.

We're working together with our neighbouring practices to bring you more appointments when our surgery is closed.

You can arrange to see a doctor or nurse on weekdays after 6.30pm, and on weekends at Liversedge Health Centre.

If you need an appointment at these times, please tell our receptionist who will be able to arrange the appointment for you. 

Removal of Patients from the List

docandcomputerAs GPs we also have the right to ask a patient on our list to find another Doctor’s surgery.  We would only do this in exceptional circumstances and only after considerable discussion between all the partners (and the Practice Manager if appropriate). 

Broadly speaking, our reason for requesting somebody to find another Doctor to look after them would be if we felt that the relationship between the patient and the doctor had broken down to such an extent that the mutual trust which is essential in all our dealings with patients, has been lost on either side. 

WE NEVER REMOVE PATIENTS FROM OUR LIST ON THE GROUNDS OF AGE OR BECAUSE THEIR TREATMENT IS “TOO EXPENSIVE”.

Examples of situations in which we may consider asking  a patient to find a new Doctor include:

  • Aggressive behaviour, threats of or actual violence.
  • Repeatedly not attending appointments without cancelling them.
  • Evidence of prescriptions being altered by a patient (which is illegal).
  • Evidence of Statements of Fitness to work being altered by a patient (which is illegal)

We would always do our best to discuss any problems with the patient concerned before reaching the point of asking them to find another Doctor.

VIOLENCE OR THREATS TO ANY MEMBER OF THE TEAM

We  are never prepared to tolerate violence, or threats of violence, or verbal abuse to any member of our team.  In the event of actual violence within the surgery building, we would always inform the Police immediately.  We would always press charges in this situation.

Threats of violence for whatever reason, are extremely frightening for our staff and other patients who may witness them.  For this reason we feel that such behaviour is unacceptable, and a reason to ask someone to find a new Doctor immediately or be registered with the Safe Haven Service in Huddersfield

 
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